Argument: Outlawing Holocaust denial is uniquely necessary in Europe
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David Irving. "Holocaust Denial, and Free Speech". About.com. February 22, 2006: "I am a strong supporter of free speech and believe that any sanctions on speech should be reserved for the absolute worst and most extreme cases, like incitement to murder or riot. Of course, I am coming from an American perspective where denying the Holocaust could not possibly qualify — is Austria really the same? I don’t agree with making Holocaust Denial a crime, but I am willing to allow that for Austria, it is something that qualifies as much more extreme than here. This law usually gets used against local neo-Nazi groups which, from an Austrian perspective, may represent a nascent but real threat to the future of democracy and liberty. I can sympathize with such fears."